The B.F.A. in Art program will prepare you for a career in art. Study includes not only studio practice, but the context of history and thought that informs the making of art today. Art education has become increasingly diverse not only in media production but also in intellectual reach. Students receive an interdisciplinary education that looks at the expanding networks, ideas, and engagements art can have in society.
Students produce a significant amount of studio work in this program and will be prepared to work as studio artists. For the most part, artists work collaboratively, and traditional career opportunities include regular exhibitions in commercial galleries, public or private commissions, and consultation work. Students will also be prepared for careers in galleries, non-profits, conservation, curating, art handling, publication and museums. Internship programs help students to prepare for these careers and give them connections in the global art market outside of the university setting. The B.F.A. in Art will also prepare students for graduate programs in art along with a wide range of other graduate programs. In recent years many disciplines have looked to artists for innovation in their fields, allowing art students to enroll in graduate programs outside of traditional M.F.A. programs.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students with a B.F.A. in Art will be able to:
- Produce artworks using skills and concepts of contemporary art practices in their concentration area.
- Critically discuss and write about their artworks and the artwork of others.
- Demonstrate knowledge of art history and its context in social justice, politics and other interdisciplinary studies.
- Develop a cohesive body of work and present it professionally in the Art Gym with a CV and statement for creative research
- Demonstrate knowledge of careers in the global art marketplace.